King Hall Outreach Program 2013

KHOP is now accepting applications for KHOP 2013. The priority deadline to apply is April 7, 2013. The final deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2013. We highly encourage not waiting until the final deadline to submit your application. If you will be a junior or senior this coming Fall and are NOT applying for fall 2014 law enrollment, consider applying to Pre-Law Boot Camp.

Questions regarding the application or program should be directed to the Outreach Office by email or by phone 530-754-7776.

Program Summer Dates

KHOP 2013 – July 6 through August 3, 2013

KHOP 2014* – Early July through early August, 2014

* Specific dates to be determined, however if accepted to the program you must commit to participate in the second summer.
Comprehensive Instruction

KHOP is an intensive law school preparation program that requires you to make a two-year commitment during your junior and senior years. By participating in KHOP, you will know or have mastered:

  • Study techniques for taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and hints on how to avoid exam anxiety.
  • Writing, analytical and logical reasoning skills that will enhance your academic performance as an undergraduate student.
  • Law school application “do’s” and “don’ts” along with information about the expectations of admissions committees.
  • The different career paths of law school graduates.

The program is specifically designed to help you anticipate, plan for and even practice what is expected of you as a law school candidate and student.

Designed for Your Success

Your KHOP commitment involves two academic years and two consecutive summers: one four-week session each summer from early July to early August where you are “in residence” at UC Davis. During the two summer sessions, you will take classes in writing, logic, and LSAT prep, sit in on presentations, participate in Moot Court and Mock Trial, and meet with tutors and admission professionals who can help shape your academic and career decisions. During the academic year, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops/presentations on the application process, and take practice LSAT exams under test conditions. You will also have the opportunity to meet law professors, attorneys, and admissions professionals from various law schools. This program is designed for students who are serious about going to law school.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to apply for inclusion in KHOP if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You currently attend a four-year college as a sophomore or have two years before graduating from your undergraduate institution. Current community college students who will transfer to a four-year college or university beginning the immediate Fall following the first KHOP summer program are eligible to apply.
  • You currently attend college or will transfer to a college within the greater Sacramento area (no more than 3 hours from Sacramento/Davis) by this upcoming Fall.
  • You are considered a first-generation college student (no parent or legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree) OR you come from an economically disadvantaged background, defined as your parents’ household income being less than or equal to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines ( External Link) for the corresponding household size.
  • You have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher as calculated on the LSAC 4.33 scale and guidelines (A+ count as 4.33, NP/NC count as 0.0, etc.) as indicator of potential for academic success.
  • You intend to apply to law school, but no earlier than Fall of your last (senior) year of college.

Higher consideration given to students previously identified by current or previous enrollment in a TRIO program (i.e. EOP, Upward Bound, Academic Talent Search, SSS, McNair, etc) or other college outreach programs such as STEP, PUENTE, MESA, CAMP, etc.

There are no application or tuition fees to participate the program. Program participants are required to stay in housing arranged by KHOP throughout the four-week program. Room and board and field trip admittance/transportation are paid by the program. If admitted to the program, participants are responsible for all associated costs relating to: travel to/from the program and its classes, the order/collection of official transcripts for both years, business attire, note-taking materials, weekend lunches and miscellaneous expenses. If selected to participate in KHOP, you are not allowed to take outside classes or work. We understand that many students depend on financial aid and work in the summer. Students who successfully complete the summer program will receive up to a $1400 stipend based on participation. *Please note that due to the continual budget changes and constraints, costs/fees are subject to change with minimal notice.

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Questions regarding the application or program should be directed to the Outreach Office by email or by phone 530-754-7776.